Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate


Research, Networking, Insight, Analysis

The ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate was founded in 2009 with a mission to promote understanding of the real estate capital markets and provide leadership in fostering a healthy and productive real estate capital markets sector. ULI currently is engaged in real estate finance and capital market activities and programs across the organization, and the Center is integrally involved in developing, guiding, and/or showcasing both ongoing and new programs.

The Center’s current focus is on tracking, analyzing, and exploring real estate investment trends globally. The Center pursues this via publications and events on emerging trends in real estate around the world, through conferences and forums on capital market and investment issues, through data gathering and analysis via barometer and forecast publications, and through articles and interviews in Urban Land magazine. These efforts provide timely information to members and the broader real estate community, create opportunities for members to learn and make important connections, and generally contribute to improved professionalism and better understanding among participants in the real estate finance and investment community.

Working with partners, sponsors, and supporters, the Center will vigorously pursue these activities to ensure that it is both a significant contributor to ULI’s mission and financial stability, and will continue as a respected national thought-leader on capital markets and real estate.

Updates and News

Real Estate Performance in Asia Reflects Abundance of Capital Flowing to Core Space and a Flight to Safe Haven Markets, Says Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2016


Real estate activity in Asia next year will reflect a continuation of trends seen in 2015 – an…

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Acceleration of Small Business Job Growth is Altering U.S. Commercial Real Estate Industry, Says New PwC US and ULI Forecast


The commercial real estate industry is increasingly focused on the needs of small firms employing fewer than 50…

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New ULI Semi-Annual Forecast for Real Estate Market Less Bullish, But Still Foresees Continued Economic Expansion Through 2017

Consensus Forecast

The real estate market is projected to continue expanding at healthy and fairly steady levels for 2015 through…

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As the Chinese Mainland’s Real Estate Markets Slowly Recover, Investors Are Cautiously Optimistic about Investment and Development Prospects, Says ULI Survey


Investors are cautiously optimistic about investment and development prospects in the Chinese Mainland’s Tier 1 and leading Tier…

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Around the World with Emerging Trends

ET Europe cover

Each year, the release of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® represents a singular event for ULI as a…

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2014 Annual Report

Annual Report website home page

ULI has published its 2014 Annual Report in a digital-first format now available at

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New ULI Forecast for Real Estate, Economy Sees Three Years of Continued Strength, with Industry Set for Sustainable Growth in 2015 Through 2017


The real estate industry is expected to remain on a sustainable course of solid growth for 2015 through…

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Property Investors Set to Benefit as Capital Flows From East to West Likely to Continue in 2015

ETRE Global

The movement of capital from East to West is likely to remain the major influence on real estate…

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Interest in Secondary Assets and Recovering Markets Continues to Rise in the Face of Strong Competition for Prime Assets and a European Capital Surge

ETRE Europe 2015 Cover Cropped

Competition for prime assets in Europe’s major real estate markets is leading property investors to continue their move…

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Who We Are

Anita Kramer
Senior Vice President
ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

Marc Andrew Curtin
Project Assistant
ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate


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